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Old 03-30-2019, 10:29 AM
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I’ve been out if the Jeep game for like 5 yrs, but I finallly got myself a new rig and building it up now. I’ve forgotten a lot of info so I am trying see who and what is out there.
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:00 AM
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What kind wheeling are you interested in? I have a couple of friends that have pretty nice xj's

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Old 03-31-2019, 05:54 PM
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Minor to moderate. I’m only slapping in a 4.5” lift with 33s. For now...
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:10 PM
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My rig currently has a 4.5 inch lift and 33"s also. I have a manual tranny which came with 3.07 gears. But when my son's xjs' frame crack by the steering box I decided rather than fix it, I bought him another xj instead. I took his axles and stuffed the axles under my rig, gaining the 8.25 Crysler rear end and 3.55 gears. Wheeling became so much better.

Now I have started to install all the goodies I've been accumulating over the past couple of years. I am currantly installing drop brackets, a new track bar, and a 1.5" spacer to bring it right at 6"s in the front. I have some lightly used 3.5" old man emu leaf springs that are going into the rear. I have adjustable rear shackles so I am hoping that it will match-up well with the front. As the winch should take away a 1/2 inch in the front. That is just the beginning. I bought a 231 t-case with the sye already installed. While I'm swapping that in, I have a set of Hooligan mid stiffners to weld in. When I welded my friends (Marks) mid stiffners in his xj I found that the exhaust was in the way so I'll drop that too and weld in a flex joint into the exhaust while I'm at it so that when I'm abusing my rig it won't stress out the manifold.

Then the last but probably best mod of all. Is to finally install my dana 44 axle w/arb locker and 4.55 gears and have someone install the front arb/4.55 locker/gear set into my dana 30.

I don't know if I can get all that done buy the time wheeling gets going for the season but I am hoping to. But at any rate I hope I'm at a phase that I can still hit a trail or two by then.

If your interested in meeting somewhere to check out your rig and get acquainted I'm only a 30 minute drive from Aurora (I'm in Englewood) and am always game to find a new wheeling buddy if that's in the cards!!!! Let me know and we can set something up. Maybe I can get Mark to take me with his rig so at least you can check out his rig. It's pretty great. We just installed a set of sliders that go well with the rest of his rig. Mark and I go wheeling together at least 4 times a year and I double that with the trips I take with the club we belong to. Cheers! David

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Old 04-10-2019, 11:54 AM
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Wow thatís a lot to undertake in the next couple months lol I actually live off of I25 & Yale; havenít updated my profile yet. Iíd be down to meet up sometime though. My rig is currently stock, but I should have all the basic stuff here in 2-3 weeks.

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Old 04-11-2019, 06:06 PM
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You can have a lot of fun wheeling a stock Xj. In fact it was in my sons stock xj is how I got hooked. I find that the gearing and tire size in stock form the rig feels unstoppable so much torque in 4 low. Once I bought my rig it was lifted and 33" tires. With our dealing with the gearing, wheeling my rig was next to impossable. If I'm right you have dealt with building a rig before. Sometimes I feel that once I get tired of the harder trails that require a built rig, I would like to buy one and just slightly modify it.
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